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Hardworking Cambodian shoe maker has little time for politics

KAMPONG SPEU, Cambodia (Reuters) – Whoever wins Cambodia’s general election next week, 27-year-old Khen Srey Touch knows only that she will have to keep working hard for years to come. Women work on the production line at Complete Honour Footwear Industrial, a footwear factory owned by a Taiwan company, in …

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Macron aide who struck protester is fired

The office of French President Emmanuel Macron has said that it has begun dismissal proceedings against a top security aide who violently struck a protester during a demonstration in Paris in May. A video published this week shows Alexandre Benalla manhandling and striking a demonstrator while wearing a police helmet, …

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Tanzania and Kenya row over delay to wildebeest migration

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than a million wildebeest cross the border of Tanzania and Kenya in search of fresh grass and water Tanzania has denied claims by Kenyan tour operators that it started fires to delay the migration of wildebeest – a key element of the tourism …

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Doherty says approach to budget must be pragmatic

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has given a strong indication that the Budget will not see a repeat of the €5 increase to all weekly social welfare payments announced in last year’s budget. Minister Doherty is not ruling anything out at this stage but she has pledged to be …

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